Details for Heinrich Bierschwale House (Atlas Number 5171010012)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5171010012


Marker Number 10012
Atlas Number 5171010012
Marker Title Heinrich Bierschwale House
Index Entry Bierschwale, Heinrich, House
Address 209 W. Austin St.
City Fredericksburg
County Gillespie
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 512036
UTM Northing 3349625
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; German immigrants/immigration; local law enforcement officer
Marker Year 1987
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text This home was built in 1872-73 by German immigrant Heinrich Bierschwale, a teacher in the rural schools of Gillespie and Mason counties. He later served as county and district clerk in Gillespie County. The two-story stone vernacular house features a one-story full facade front porch with bracketed columns and six-over-six windows. Bierschwale and his wife Margarete had nine children. The home has remained in the family for over a century. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1987